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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, some will like it and some won't, not really any any hard and fast rules

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    Something i've always wondered with stud earrings with an attached dangle is whether you need to take into account clearance for the lobe? Can you have a bulky dangle close to the stud?

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    I think you’re overthinking as put a group of women together of all ages who may have been wearing heavy earrings or just studs since they were young, you’d be amazed at the different lengths of an earlobe! I don’t have pierced ear but if you do I’d suggest it’s worthwhile road testing them, I used to get a friend in but now I just use the sticks you give customers to try them on. I would say the earring should start below the lobe preferably but......!
    I also had the problem last year of giving a pr of earrings to a friend then it transpired that one of her ears sat flat against her head and the other sat normally and the earrings hung differently. Matching ears are always useful let alone matching earrings she asked me what I could do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheen View Post
    Something i've always wondered with stud earrings with an attached dangle is whether you need to take into account clearance for the lobe? Can you have a bulky dangle close to the stud?
    This is my most common construction and clearance is is more certain by having the jump ring of the stud edge on and not flat against the ear lobe.
    But as Caroline has said, the lobe is so soft that it probably doesn't matter. Dennis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheen View Post
    Quick picture. Was travelling yesterday so today i'm rough as a badger's bottom. I'll try and be coherent. Pearlesence, know what you mean about wrapped loops, will bear it in mind are half drilled pearls more expense than fully drilled? I have a feeling they are. Dennis at the moment no recipients to ask as not selling at moment so it's purely for the joy of making. I take it when you're talking about ear hooks with no joint it's those one's that are soldered directly into the earring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheen View Post
    Quick picture. Was travelling yesterday so today i'm rough as a badger's bottom. I'll try and be coherent. Pearlesence, know what you mean about wrapped loops, will bear it in mind are half drilled pearls more expense than fully drilled? I have a feeling they are. Dennis at the moment no recipients to ask as not selling at moment so it's purely for the joy of making. I take it when you're talking about ear hooks with no joint it's those one's that are soldered directly into the earring?
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    The practical side of me wonders what will happen when the ribbon gets dirty or not so crisp on the edges. It was the same with that craze for necklaces and bracelets fastened with a bow not a clasp. Ribbon only looks crisp and smart for a limited time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    The practical side of me wonders what will happen when the ribbon gets dirty or not so crisp on the edges. It was the same with that craze for necklaces and bracelets fastened with a bow not a clasp. Ribbon only looks crisp and smart for a limited time.
    I wondered that so the whole earring is designed to be washable. Did ask a jewellery shop too and she wasn't worried about it. They're not going to be something you wear regularly I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    This is my most common construction and clearance is is more certain by having the jump ring of the stud edge on and not flat against the ear lobe.
    But as Caroline has said, the lobe is so soft that it probably doesn't matter. Dennis.
    Ah Dennis that's another thing I've been debating, should a jump ring be flat against the ear, thanks ps great earrings
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ57 View Post
    I think you’re overthinking as put a group of women together of all ages who may have been wearing heavy earrings or just studs since they were young, you’d be amazed at the different lengths of an earlobe! I don’t have pierced ear but if you do I’d suggest it’s worthwhile road testing them, I used to get a friend in but now I just use the sticks you give customers to try them on. I would say the earring should start below the lobe preferably but......!
    I also had the problem last year of giving a pr of earrings to a friend then it transpired that one of her ears sat flat against her head and the other sat normally and the earrings hung differently. Matching ears are always useful let alone matching earrings she asked me what I could do!
    Surgery?
    I do have pierced ears, but my earlobes are practically non existant, so I have lots of clearance. Overthinking? That's my middle name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheen View Post
    Surgery?
    I do have pierced ears, but my earlobes are practically non existant, so I have lots of clearance. Overthinking? That's my middle name
    I knew here well enough to say there is nothing I can do about the shape of your ear and as she’s heading for 70 they’ve probably been like that a while!

    It’s a bit like everything else to do with jewellery, so many physical shapes and sizes of women, their ears, necks and wrists.

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